I have been Biking sine the late 1970's, mostly on roads. since 1985 I've been riding a Schwinn Passage, that now has 21 speeds (I recently had to replace the origional rear rim and replaced the rear sprocket at the same time). I normally ride the NCR trail wich runs from Cockysville MD to York PA. I also normally cary enough tools with me to repair any minor problem with any bike on the trail. When not riding the NCR trail I ride on the roads. I have trail tires on my road bike to make traveling on the NCR trail easier. I also have both front and rear lanyard bags for the bike and normally ride with them on it.